Directed, co-written and produced by Alyssa McClelland

Starring Karina Banno, Raechelle Banno, Lucy Bell, Mirko Grillini, Thomas Campbell, Michael Whalley and Jeanette Cronin.

Second Best is a film about identical twin sisters and their struggle to triumph over a domineering Russian mother. Nouchka's rhythmic gymnastics career steals the spotlight, encouraging a competitive wedge between her sister Velika, until a turn of events reawakens the power of their unwavering twin connection.

Winner of the Dendy Award for Best Short Film at the Sydney Film Festival 2018
Winner of the Canon Award for Best Director in an Australian short film at Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2018
Winner of Best Foreign Film at Lakeshorts Film Festival Toronto 2018
Winner of the Youth Award at the 20MinMax Film Festival Germany 2018

Sydney Film Festival 2018
Melbourne International Film Festival 2018
Brisbane International Film Festival 2018
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2018
Milano International Film Festival 2018
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2018
Nashville Film Festival 2018
Newport Beach Film Festival 2018
Maryland International Film Festival 2018
Heartland Indyshorts Film Festival 2018
Encounters Film Festival UK 2018
Lakeshorts Film Festival Toronto 2018
20MinMax Film Festival Germany 2018
Nantucket Film Festival 2018
Tallahassee Film Festival 2018
Busan International Short film Festival 2018
BCN Sports Film Festival Barcelona 2018
Corti Da Sogni Worldwide Fiction Italy 2018
FIFA World Cup Film Festival Russia 2018
Heart of Gold Film Festival 2018
Milwaukee International Film Festival 2018

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